Lewis Hamilton says securing the Constructors’ title for Mercedes is “almost better” than winning personal accolades in Formula 1.
His victory at last weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas second, clinched the 2020 Constructors’ crown for Mercedes.
The manufacturer has now won seven successive titles, setting a new Formula 1 record, with team personnel receiving a financial bonus for capturing the honour.
Hamilton has been with Mercedes throughout its triumphant spell in Formula 1, winning five Drivers’ crown, and is set to add a sixth title with the marque – his seventh overall – in 2020.
“It’s almost more exciting winning the team one,” said Hamilton.
“It’s a very strange sport in the sense that it is as team sport but there are two championships and then there is an individual championship, but what is at the core our job is to deliver points and results for the team.
“So when you win a team championship I think it’s almost better than an individual because it’s something you do collectively, with a large group of people.
“Whilst we are the ones standing on top of the podium we are not above anybody.
“We are on the same level, we are all part of the chain links. You can tell that everyone is so happy when they get the Constructors’ title.
“When we do the Christmas party and we celebrate with everyone, everyone just knows that they did a remarkable job and that they have done something that nobody else has done before. That’s cool to be a part of.
“Even if I was to stop today that would be something that I would be able to share with that large group of people for the rest of my life.”